Grow Old By Robert Browning


The poem, 'Grow Old', by Robert Browning is metaphysical in meaning. It says that old age is the best age. People, in general, consider old age a burden, but Robert Browning says that old age represents a fantastic phase of life. When you are old, you are not scared of death. You know, you are near to it and to God as well. At old, people explore the best and brightest things of their life. Old age could be used for the benefit of humanity. This poem is typical of Robert Browning’s style, a dramatic monologue. The words not only convey setting and action, but also reveal the speaker’s character. In the poem 'Grow Old', Robert says that he is not scared of death, as he trusts God.


Grow Old
 

Grow Old

Grow old along with me!

The best is yet to be,

The last of life, for which the first was made:

Our times are in His hand

Who saith 'A whole I planned,

Youth shows but half; trust God: see all nor be afraid!'


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